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Hannah Cockroft wins third gold of Paralympics

Halifax wheelchair sprinter Hannah Cockroft made it a clean sweep of Paralympic gold medals for her this with victory in the T34 800 metres.

Once again the 24-year-old dominated from the start to win her third gold medal in Rio and fifth Paralympic title overall.


Leeds council leader wishes ParalympicsGB good luck

The leader of Leeds City Council, Judith Blake, has issued a good luck message to the ParalympicsGB ahead of the Rio 2016 Games.

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We would like to wish Team GB and all our Leeds and Yorkshire athletes the very best of luck in the Rio Paralympic Games.

We cannot wait to see them perform on one of the world’s biggest sporting stages, and as always all of our local athletes can be guaranteed of tremendous support from the Leeds and Yorkshire public.

A special Yorkshire homecoming event is of course being held in Leeds on September 28 which will be a fantastic way in which to recognise and congratulate all of our Paralympic and Olympic athletes on their performances in Rio.

– Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council